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Windows 7: Finds all networks, but the one I need. Old adapter?

18 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
Finds all networks, but the one I need. Old adapter?

On Windows 7, home built computer,

Adapter: Cisco WUSB54GS v2.1
Linksys by Cisco - WUSB54GS Support

I have moved temporally to accommodation which has multiple networks but my adapter always seems to struggle with finding the one I can access but can always find the others.

I can connect to this network but this can take a few hours to find and I usually get the "full bars" of connectivity too.

What is the problem?

My adapter is pretty old, the latest driver I can find is from 2006 and can only do wireless G.
Would buying a new adapter save all my problems?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Upgrading to Wireless-N should certainly improve things.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

try changing the channel to another one
i find if channel is 12 or greater it works better when there are many wireless routers around
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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